'The Good Son, the events of which unfold, as in Greek Tragedy, in a single location in real time with no extra narrative strands (the three unities), centres on the relationship — a nominal marriage, in fact — between Frank and his mother Meda . Frank is too old to still be living at home and is drifting, repressed and unhappy, towards 40. He’s a barman (‘it’s an honest living’, he demurs early in the play when we can’t yet see the seed of truth in this statement). Meda, divorced and bitter, is a problem gambler. She relies on Frank both financially and psychologically (‘what’s the difference between a Greek mother and a pit bull?’ the joke goes. ‘A pit bull eventually lets you go’).' (Source: Daily Review, April, 2015)
First produced at Bakehouse Theatre in Adelaide, South Australia.
Premiered on 10 April. 2015, directed by Corey McMahon.